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Dropsy In Children
Old term: Dropsy is an outdated term that means swelling of the soft tissues. Probably equivalent to the term edema used today. Edema can be from heart failure, protien calorie malnutrion, thyroid disease, inflamation etc. So without knowing the cause of your edema, can't really give a prognosis. ...Read more
Clinical diagnosis: Dropsy, excessive accumulation of fluid in the tissues is a clinical diagnosis. If you press the skin, on a bone, with your thumb for about 30 seconds and if it leaves a depression, that is the usual test for dropsy. Additional tests are needed to determine the cause which may be diseases of heart, kidney, liver or intestine. ...Read more
Edema: Dropsy is an old term which refers to excess fluid in the tissues, i.e. Edema. There are many causes of edema. Edema can be due to serious conditions (heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure, lymphatic obstruction); but mild degrees of edema can be a common occurrence in women with premenstrual bloat, or after a prolonged immobilization (long plane flight). ...Read more
Depends on cause: Dropsy is a general term for widespread accumulation of fluid/water in tissues. The common causes are heart failure, low blood protein due to kidney or liver disease, malabsorption, nutritional deficiency. The treatment is based on the etiology of the fluid accumulation. Each of the disorders causing fluid accumulation has other factors that need to be taken into account for treatment. ...Read more
Dropsy=edema: Dropsy is an old term which refers to excess fluid in the tissues, i.e. Edema. There are many causes of edema. Edema can be due to serious conditions (heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure, lymphatic obstruction); but mild degrees of edema can be a common occurrence in women with premenstrual bloat, or after a prolonged immobilization (long plane flight). ...Read more
Fat! Sadly I can't post pics but I'm prettty sure it got dropsy if not its pregnant but just in case its dropsy how do I cure it, what to do?
Fat vs pregnant vs: Dropsy is an old term for edema. Pregnant women can get edema from the pressure of fetus on lower extremity venous drainage. Obese folks often get edema for somewhat similar reasons and just plain venous insufficiency and other causes exist. The cause dictates the treatment. ...Read more
Inner ear disorder:
Endolymphatic hydrops is a disorder of the vestibular system (your inner ear 'balance center). It includes conditions such as meniere's disease, which is characterized by dizziness, hearing loss and ear pain.
Here's a helpful link:
http://www. Californiaearinstitute. Com/ear-disorders-endolymphatic-hydrops-ear-institute-bay-area. Php. ...Read more
Hydrops fetalis,: Excessive fluid build-up in 2 or more body parts in a fetus, can be pretty severe, as you describe. Non-immune hydrops can be from heart or lung problems, severe anemia (alpha-thalassemia or infections), genetic syndromes or problems in fetal development. I'd seek evaluations of both kids by a geneticist to look for a cause ; by your state's early intervention program to assess their development. ...Read more
I have labrynthine hydrops and haven't gone back to work in 6months. What can I do to get better?
See a specialist: You need to see an ENT doctor who specializes in neuro-otology. These doctors have special training in ear disease and can diagnose and treat complicated ear disease (which is what it sounds like you have). You should not be out of work for 6 months if properly treated. ...Read more
Fluid accumulation: When fluid (massive) accumulates in the fetus, due to rh blood incompatibility or more frequent acquired problems like infections genetic defects, diabetes etc will have fetal fluid accumulation in all tissues cavities, mother will have increased amniotic fluid, called hydrops fetalis. Fetal mortality will be high. ...Read more
Bad diagnosis.: Nifh (non-immune fetal hydrops) is a rare but serious diagnosis that can prove lethal for the fetus and dangerous for the mother. Its causes are multiple (structural cardiac defects being one of the most common with or without arrhythmia) and its outcome depends on the gestational age at diagnosis (earlier is worse) and availability of expert perinatal care at a tertiary hospital. Good luck! ...Read more
Mucus filled/swollen: A gallbladder in which a gallstone has blocked its duct will sometimes absorb the accumulated bile and leave behind a white mucoid substance in the gallbladder. A mucus filled gallbladder from a blocked stone is called hydrops. Hydrops is a word used in other conditions as well where there is excessive swelling. Lithiasis refers to the stone which is usually a cholesterol stone. ...Read more
Ultrasound mostly.: Fetal hydrops can only be diagnosed with prenatal ultrasonography and certain blood tests can help with its etiology (e.g. Torch titers). Prenatal genetic diagnosis is also warranted in such cases to assess for Down syndrome or other severe anomalies. This can be achieved with cordocentesis, amniocentesis, placental biopsy or cell-free fetal dna isolation from the maternal blood. ...Read more